The Department of Statistics came into existence in Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam during 1975 by converting two posts of Lecturers in Mathematics. In June 1976, Sri B. Devadas and Sri K. J. Justin George Francis were appointed as Lecturers in Statistics by the Govt. of Kerala. Later, another post was created as per the workload of the Department. From 1975 to 1987, Statistics teachers were working under the Dept. of Mathematics. In June 1987, the Dept. of Statistics was bifurcated and emerged as an independent one. The P. G. Course in Statistics came into prominence in 1995 when Prof. Justin George Francis was the Head of the Department. Now there are 8 Faculty members and the Department will be shortly recognized as a Research centre as well as centre for Consultancy.